Peter Tatchell is on Sky News stating that the Royal Family should be gotten rid of after the next generation (Prince Charles), reasons for this include: It more or less precludes anyone who is not from the Royal Family from being the head of state. It means that it is highly unlikely that anyone who is black or Asian from becoming head of state. It means that it is unlikely that a Gay/Lesbian/Transgender person will not become head of state. He also went on to say that prominent artists/scientists or other "intellectuals" would make better heads of state. He named the creator of the Internet (Tim Berners-Lee) as a possible candidate. I personally would not like Tracy Emin or Damien Hirst becoming a figurehead for this country. I'm not one for the outrage bus (much), but surely he's talking complete dribble?